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Sustainability Events

A Global Futures Special Seminar:
Tangier Island, Virginia: Reflecting on the Coast's First Climate Change Casualty

Earl Swift

  • Journalist, Author

Journalist Earl Swift has written for a living since his teenage years and is author of seven books and hundreds of major features in newspapers and magazines. Swift spent 22 years as a reporter, editor, columnist, and writing coach for Norfolk’s Virginian-Pilot. He was a Fulbright fellow to New Zealand in 1994 and, since 2012, has been a fellow of Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia.

In this talk, Swift reflects on his most recent book, Chesapeake Requiem, described as a ”brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a 200-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction.” This nonfiction work was named among the best books of 2018 by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Outside and The Smithsonian

Two other opportunities to hear from Earl Swift:
- Wednesday, October 9th at 12:00 p.m. at the Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix. RSVP here.
- Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix. RSVP here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Talk: 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Reception and Book Signing: 4:15 p.m.